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TESTIMONY TO THE POWER OF GRACE: ON THE INDISSOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE DEBATE CONCERNING THE CIVILLY REMARRIED AND THE SACRAMENTS | Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
The Formula of Consecration to the Sacred Heart which was included in the 1899 encyclical Annum Sacrum issued by Leo XIII as he consecrated the entire world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and mentioned in paragraphs 2. and 14. in the said encyclical, is not on the Holy See’s website vatican.va nor is there a link to it in the 1999 Letter of John Paul II on the 100th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Human Race to the Divine Heart of Jesus.
This is the Formula of Consecration
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart.
Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee; grant that they may quickly return to Thy Father’s house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that there may be but one flock and one Shepherd.
Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism, and refuse not to draw them into the light and kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy towards the children of the race, once Thy chosen people: of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: “Praise be to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever.” Amen. – Source.
Prayer of Consecration to the Sacred Heart by Pope Leo XIII |CNA renders the sentence of the words in bold as:
Be you king also of all those who sit in the ancient superstition of the Gentiles, and refuse not you to deliver them out of darkness into the light and kingdom of God.
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V. Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
V. May he rest in peace.
Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the soul of your departed servant Francis cardinal George the remission of all his sins, that through our pious supplication he may obtain that pardon which he has always desired; who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
May the divine assistance remain always with us + and may his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. R. Amen.
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” – Francis Cardinal George.
Originally posted on The Deus Ex Machina Blog:
It was with great sadness that this blogger learned of the passing of Francis Cardinal George OMI. As a life long Chicagoan, not to mention a product of the city’s Catholic school system (K through B.Sc.), I still vividly remember the dark days of the Catholic Church in Chicago, the period between the passing of John Cardinal Cody and the appointment of Cardinal George.
With respect to the man himself, I consider Cardinal George a man of good will and an exemplary transitional figure that guided the Catholic Church in Chicago and in the United States from the post-conciliar “neo-modernist theology of death” back onto the road of the ONE TRUE FAITH, the FAITH that was given by Our Lord to His apostles and handed down through the generation of Faithful. In another era, Cardinal George would have been a GREAT CARDINAL. Having said that, I think posterity will be…
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On Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6 PM, at St. Patrick Church, Honolulu, HI, Mass was offered by Rev. Thomas Choo, ss.cc., Associate Pastor, for the nearly 150 killed at Garissa University in Kenya.
Iconography of Gregory Kroug, by Fr. Andrew Tregubov, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press – Source: Christ is risen! Pascha 2014 | athanasiusoca.org.
“John Chrysostom – Easter Sermon (Paschal Homily)” preached by Fr. Rhone Lillard, FSSP on Saturday, Easter Vigil 4/4, 6 pm: Sacred Heart Chapel, Easter Vigil Mass.
A fine statement of faith in Christ’s resurrection, often heard at Easter (Pascha) in Orthodox Churches
Devout and God-loving people, enjoy this kind and bright festival. Wise people, come and share joy with your Lord. You who have laboured in fasting, receive your deserved reward.
You who have laboured from the first hour, come to the festival now! You who came at the third hour, rejoice! You who lingered until the sixth hour, celebrate! You who came at the ninth hour, do not be sad! You who managed to come only at the eleventh hour, do not be dismayed by your lateness. No-one will be deprived of heavenly joy.
For our Lord is generous. He welcomes those who come last in the same way as those who come first. He is grateful to the first and rejoices in the last. He consoles those who came at the last hour, as if they had laboured from the first hour. He gives to everyone: those who laboured and those who wanted to labour. He receives the service and kisses the intention.
He values the deed and praises the desire. All of you enter into the joy of the Lord: First and last, receive the reward! Wealthy and poor, rejoice with one another! Diligent and lazy, celebrate the festival! Those who have fasted and those who have not, be glad together.
The feast is abundant, eat your fill! All of you enjoy the wealthy banquet of the faith and mercy of God. Let no-one go away hungry or offended. Let no-one be sad about their poverty, for the kingdom is now here for everyone.
Let no-one weep over their sins, for forgiveness for all has burst with light from the grave. Let no-one be afraid of death, for the death of Jesus has freed us all.
Embraced by death, He subdued death. Having descended into hell, He took hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of his flesh.
Isaiah prophesied: “Hell was troubled, having met You in the underworld!” Hell was in mourning, for it was abolished! Hell was distressed, for it was condemned! Hell was impoverished, for it was deposed! Hell was destroyed, for it was bound!
It took on a body, and touched God. It took on the earth, and met heaven. It took what it saw, and fell to where it did not expect! Death! Where is your sting? Hell! Where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are brought down. Christ is risen, and the demons have fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life triumphs. Christ is risen, and there are no dead in the grave. Christ has risen from the dead, become the firstborn of those who sleep and set into motion the resurrection of all. To Him be glory now and forever. Amen! – Source: http://www.earlychurchtexts.com/public/john_chrysostom_easter_sermon.htm
The Paschal homily or sermon (also known in Greek as Hieratikon or as the Catechetical Homily) of St John Chrysostom (d. 407 CE) is read aloud on the morning of Pascha (a.k.a. “Easter” in the West), called “the Great and Holy Pascha of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ” in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite. According to the Tradition of the Church, no one sits during the reading of the Paschal homily. Portions of it are often done with the interactive participation of the congregation. – Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_Homily.
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If [THEY] THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty [for themselves] and [their] Posterity, [in] ordaining and establish[ing] [the] Constitution for the United States of America and subsequently amending it with the Bill of Rights
The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. – Cf. Mk 12:29-31 (RSVCE)
Then the United States of America is foundationally flawed.
It is a matter of time …
1. [It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. – Cf. Prefaces from the Roman Missal]↩
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